2nd Watch’s New Service Offers $2,000-per-Server Migrations to Amazon’s Public Cloud

2nd Watch launches new cloud workload management service for companies transitioning to AWS from a traditional, on-premise data center environment.

David Hamilton

November 11, 2014

2 Min Read
2nd Watch’s New Service Offers $2,000-per-Server Migrations to Amazon’s Public Cloud
2nd Watch says it has migrated the equivalent of 2 megawatts of data center capacity into the Amazon Web Services cloud. (Image: 2nd Watch promo video)



This article originally appeared at The WHIR

Managed services provider 2nd Watch, which specializes in public cloud workload management, has launched a new cloud workload management service called Cloud Factory for companies transitioning to Amazon Web Services from a traditional, on-premise data center environment.

Drawing on 2nd Watch’s years of public cloud migration experience, Cloud Factory provides planning, preparation, and deployment as a single offering, and guarantees customers $2,000 per server deployments based on a minimum of 200 servers. Migrations can typically be completed in six weeks.

“Cloud Factory combines highly skilled consulting services with the latest technology tools to ensure a reliable cost structure for planning and implementation,” 2nd Watch CEO Doug Schneider said in a statement. “We believe Cloud Factory will set a new standard for smoothly migrating business-line workloads to the cloud.”

Cloud Factory can be broken down into three steps: Analyze, where all workloads and infrastructures are discovered; Automate, which prepares and tests workflows for migration including determining dependencies; and Deploy, where the migration is scheduled and procedures are done for the deployment to go live.

2nd Watch is a Premier Consulting Partner by AWS and currently has more than 60,000 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances under management. Last month, it added application performance data from New Relic as part of its managed services offering for workloads running on Amazon’s public cloud.

In recent years, many services have emerged around migrating and managing applications on AWS, and ensuring they run optimally on the cloud. Last month, for instance, Cloudyn launched a tool that helps organizations manage their multi-cloud deployments and costs across different cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and Google Cloud Engine.

And reflecting the fact that many enterprise workloads are moving to the public cloud while others cannot leave on-premise infrastructure, earlier this year managed hosting and cloud services provider Datapipe expanded its AWS managed services to cater to hybrid enterprise cloud deployments that simultaneously offer the advantages of public and private cloud deployments.

These companies are quickly providing different managed services to solve the many barriers to enterprise public cloud adoption.

This article originally appeared at: http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/2nd-watchs-new-service-offers-2000-per-server-migrations-amazons-public-cloud

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